Several days of rituals for Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche have now concluded at his centre in Renchen-Ulm, Germany. His Holiness Karmapa traveled from India to conduct the last two days of rituals. Shamar Rinpoche's kudung has now been transported to India. His Holiness meditated in front of Shamar Rinpoche's kudung upon His arrival on Wednesday, 18 June. His Holiness subsequently performed the rituals of blessings and made offerings to the kudung.
On Thursday evening a solemn procession led by His Holiness accompanied Rinpoche's kudung from the funeral hall and set it off on its journey to Delhi where it will remain for several days of rituals at KIBI.
Lama Jampa Thaye and Dechen Dolma were hosted at the Bodhi Path centre in Renchen Ulm together with Jigme Rinpoche, Thinley Tulku, Sang Sang Rinpoche, Lodro Rabsel Rinpoche, Trehor Lama and monks and nuns from Rinpoche's monasteries and Dhakpo Kagyu Ling.
Pujas were performed each day by all these assembled lamas. Over 3,000 people came to pay respect to Rinpoche at Renchen-Ulm in an atmosphere of devotion and seriousness.
A video of the arrival of His Holiness at Renchen-Ulm is available here.